15 Jan 2021

Book now for the first of our 2021 webinars

We’re getting very excited about the first of our 2021 webinars, which will feature top aviation author Dilip Sarkar MBE FRHistS.

Dilip has promised to deliver a very personal talk based on the many friendships he made with members of the Few over the years. His online presentation, entitled I Knew the Few, on Wednesday 27 January will be illustrated with photographs from their personal albums.

The talk, which will be available later on the Trust’s YouTube channel, will reflect some of the unique material that features in his recently published book Letters From The Few. It promises to be a fascinating look at aspects of the lives of a special group of men.

The webinar will start at 3pm. To book, simply click the link here.

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5 Jan 2021

New year – new excitement

A new series of webinars is set to kick off the new year in style for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust. After a successful launch webinar at the end of last year by Trust Secretary Patrick Tootal, who spoke of his life as a diplomat in a fascinating talk entitled Don’t Cry For Me, […]… Read more

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11 Nov 2020

From undercover ops to a bloody uprising – a diplomat’s story

Undercover operations, military uprisings and royal visits were part of Battle of Britain Memorial Trust Secretary Patrick Tootal’s daily life during the last of his 33 years’ service with the Royal Air Force. Now Patrick plans to tell the story of his life as a diplomat in a special online presentation via the Zoom platform […]… Read more

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10 Nov 2020

Special visitors to the Memorial

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust was delighted to welcome Slovak Ambassador Ľubomír Rehakand and the new Slovak Defence Attaché Col Vladímir Stolárik on a recent visit to the Memorial.   Like many other visitors, the two men combined their trip to Capel-le-Ferne with a visit to the Kent Battle of Britain Museum just down […]… Read more

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9 Nov 2020

Memorial features in lockdown service

The Memorial featured in a moving Remembrance Day service broadcast online by the Rev Brian Williams, Vicar of the Parish of Alkham with Capel-le-Ferne and Hougham, on Sunday. Brian has kindly agreed that we can share his uplifting service with visitors to this website. He is a great supporter of the Memorial Trust and has […]… Read more

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2 Nov 2020

RAF fan Jacob marks end of anniversary year

Young RAF super-fan Jacob Newson celebrated his seventh birthday at the Memorial after braving strong winds and heavy rain to complete a marathon fund-raising walk for the RAF Benevolent Fund. Known on social media as Jacob the Pilot, the youngster’s 35-mile walk over two days with dad Andrew took the total amount raised for the […]… Read more

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12 Oct 2020

Fund-raising trio smash their target

Three runners who notched up more than three marathon distances in just five days have more than doubled their fund-raising target in aid of two Battle of Britain charities. Author and top Battle of Britain Memorial Trust supporter Jonny Cracknell was joined by Chris Marsh and Chris Scott on their 80-plus mile sponsored run to […]… Read more

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6 Oct 2020

Get ready to welcome Jonny on Friday!

The Trust is looking forward to welcoming top supporter Jonny Cracknell and his team to the site on Friday afternoon (9 Oct) at the end of an impressive 80-mile fund-raising run. To mark the completion of this fantastic five-day effort, which is raising money for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust and the Kent Battle […]… Read more

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23 Sep 2020

Special visitor will mark anniversary

Social media superstar youngster Jacob the Pilot will celebrate his seventh birthday by walking to the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne to raise money for an RAF charity next month. Jacob and his dad, Andrew Newson, will spend two days walking from the former site of RAF Manston to the Memorial – a total […]… Read more

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